Tenstorrent achieves a major triumph in partnership with LG

Tenstorrent achieves a major triumph in partnership with LG

The companies will collaborate to build RISC-V, AI, and Video Codec chiplets for future automotive and TV products.

We’ve been following the Toronto-based startup Tenstorrent for the last several years, where CEO Jim Keller is now steering multiple advanced designs for CPU and AI accelerators.

The company’s combination of RISC-V CPUs and the AI accelerators could make for a powerful combination, potentially productized as finished chips, chiplets, and Intellectual Property (IP). Now the startup has announced its first public deal, which could be a pretty big one: the Korean-based giant LG is licensing its technology for inclusion in the LG TV line-up and automotive products of the future.

It looks like this deal will create new jointly owned technology, adding AI features to LG premium TV platform while adding video codec technology to Tenstorrent’s data center portfolio. Such a win-win collaborative deal is fairly rare in the semiconductor world.

“This collaboration is just a beginning. Tenstorrent’s market leading AI and RISC-V CPU technologies will strengthen SoC competitiveness of LG’s future products while our long-time proven video codec technology will help Tenstorrent take control of data center high-performance processor markets.” said Byoung-hoon Kim, CTO of LG. “Chiplets will be tested through this collaboration to see whether they can become a technology platform of collaboration. Tenstorrent and LG will share technology roadmaps and keep extending the scope of collaboration.”